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Peter Marino's Back Yard

Peter Marino’s Back Yard

Spring has really finally sprung (despite the chilly day we’re having today!) and there’s nothing so beautiful as a New England garden beginning to bloom.  It’s much easier to bear the brunt of our winters knowing that a profusion of blossoms is the light at the end of our cold, snowy tunnel.  We’re making plans to spruce up our yards so we were thrilled to be introduced to Lynn Hamlen and her store, Folly Design Elements, in Darien, CT.

Birdhouse with a Bone

Man’s Best Friend’s Birdhouse

Armed with a Sphere

Armed with a Sphere

Folly features vintage garden and interior design accents found by Lynn (a former director of Darien’s Nature Center) on her many trips to flea markets here and abroad.  Nestled among birdhouses and fountains, you’ll find armillary spheres and whimsical garden sculptures, clay pots and terrariums.  We dare you to visit and not leave with something special!

Plenty of Pots

Plenty of Pots

Which is why it’s going to be very hard for us to spend two days at Folly this Friday and Saturday selling at a Spring Truck Show (with good friend Elaine who is launching Kirby and Company, an eclectic curated collection of vintage costume jewelry) and not be swayed by a purchase or two.

Wonderful Water Feature

Wonderful Water Feature

A Springtime Urn

A Springtime Urn

We hope you can join us if you’re nearby!  Please see our Facebook Event page for more information.

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

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Sole Sisters

Well-heeled Women Helping Out!

Bet you thought this post was about our love of shoes!  But it’s even better…  We’re excited to be included as part of the Fashion and Accessories Boutique for the annual Sole Sister’s luncheon being held at the Greenwich Country Club tomorrow.  Sole Sisters is a group of over 150 women dedicated to making a difference in their community.  They take the time to learn about the needs facing their town by visiting local non-profit programs and agencies, then raise funds through events like this one – and have a great time along the way!

Modern Scrapbook Soap Set

Daisy Flower Plates

This year, their efforts are going to focus on education which includes scholarships for early childhood education, adult literacy, and vocational training and support for people with developmental disabilities and mental health issues.  Even the United Way’s own Reading Champions program will benefit!

Daisy Zip Bags

Palmetto Guest Towel

With the motto of “women stepping up to help others step forward”, we’re stepping up our game by creating a lovely springtime table filled with botanical beauties and donating 20% of our sales!  Do stop by if you can…

Blue Hydrangea Blossom Gift

For more information and tickets, please click here!

Photos via United Sole Sisters and Diane James Home